Monday, August 12, 2013

Nune Hov Couture LLC. and Northwest Networking Umbrella

Muah Hair: Nune Hov Couture/Photo by: Don Poling
" He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything, with an impartial eye. " - Buddha

Nune Hov Couture [ Nune Hovhannisyan ] was born November 24, 1989 in Yerevan, Armenia. Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and is one of the world's oldest continuously populated cities. Armenia has an extremely rich history and it has expanded expeditiously during the 20th century. In a 50 year span,  Yerevan transformed from a town of a few thousand residents within the Russian Empire to becoming the seat of national government in Armenia. Yerevan is Armenia's principal cultural, artistic and industrial center. She lived there for 5 years then moved to Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic and is the 14th largest city in the European Union. It has been the center of central Europe politically, culturally and economically, founded by the Romanesque and it was in full swing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras. It was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors: Rudolf II [1576-1612 ], Joseph II who reigned from [ 1765-1790 ], thus the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. 
Nune Hov's heritage is reflected throughout her work. Her ideas are fresh but they are backed with education. She has a degree in Business Management and a degree in Fashion Design and she has hands-on experience. She is a designer, director, model coach, make up artist, model, actress, writer and more. Nune Hov speaks 4 languages. She was the first place winner at the Vera Project in 2008, and won the people's choice award for the Imagine Fashion Show. She was the featured artist on Jibsheet, she was a featured artist for the West Seattle Herald and D List publications. Nune Hov is only 24 years young but it is Nune Hov Couture LLC. and Northwest Networking Umbrella.

Nune Hov Couture
BM: So you are from Armenia?
Nune Hov: I'm Armenian and an Eighth Russian. I have also lived in Prague and Russia for a little bit. So english is my fourth language. I was born in Armenia, where I lived for 5 years, before moving to Prague, in the Czech Republic.

" As a young girl from the age of 8 I would draw and I would gather my friends and build attractions or put together talent shows. I guess being an entertainer and an artist has always been in my blood " 
- Nune Hov Couture

BM: What are your talents?
Nune Hov: I have been doing portraiture for 13 years, so I draw.
I have taken dance and I'm good with choreography. I have taken 4 years of ballet in my life. I've taken jazz classes and modern dance classes. Right now, I dance with a belly dance group, called Dancing Mirage.

Lars Photography 2010/mua/styling by: Nune Hov
" The whole dance group led by Nalini Dance at Folklife " Nune Hov Couture
I also sing. I sang in the Armenian Church Choir and have taken maybe 3 lessons. I also joined a few bands that never got started. I have always wanted singing to be a bigger part of my life. I am an entertainer and I love the spotlight!

I am also a writer. I have been published as a poet before and am in the process of releasing the first book of series. 

I am a producer and a director. I have been directing models/fashion shows for designers and for myself for about 7 years professionally. And putting on events since I was 8. I have also been teaching modeling and acting for about 5 years on and off at local modeling agencies.
" Dancing at Folklife with my group ' Dancing Mirage ' " - Nune Hov

I am a fashion designer I have been sketching fashion for a very long time. 

  Nune Hov has been sketching fashion since she was 10 years old. She made a costume in junior high school for the medieval festival, with the help of her mother. She learned to be responsible at an early age. She'd sew, knit and cook when she was just a child. She grew up poor while in Armenia. But she didn't complain. " It has always been another way for me to express my art." She sought her business management degree immediately after high school. " Both top 10% of the state and with honor societies." 
3 years later she received her fashion design degree, she opened her company [ Nune Hov Couture LLC ] in 2011 and she is hoping to release her first production line to LA in 2014!
Art and Soul Belief:
" Books that have my poetry published in them " - Nune Couture
" I want to live my life creating beautiful things and share those beautiful things with the people I love and with the world. There is nothing more fulfilling than giving birth to a creative project and watching it affect the lives of others. I want to be controversial in my art. I want to be honest with my art, and I want to drive a positive change as much as I can with my art. " 
- Nune Hov

Las Vegas Poetry Contest 2005
Religious Belief:

 " I believe anything has power if you give it power. My religion is a mish-mosh of ideas that I picked up from my studies and experiences." - Nune Hov

                     Political Belief:

" I believe both parties have good and bad qualities and in the end it is all marketing. " - Nune Hov

" My Honor of Society medal and Taekwondo medals " - Nune Hov

BM: Tell us about Seattle?
Nune Hov: Seattle is a very crafty city, but a place where no one is compensated for their contribution to the fashion/modeling industry. I want to change that and proudly say that I pay my staff and my models because I respect and value the integrity of their work and their time. I have a great article that I wrote about fashion in Seattle which is available here:!/2009/12/seattle-as-fashion-industry.htm/
Who said green fashion can't be rock and roll?
BM: What is your favorite thing about the city?
Nune Hov:  I love the people here and I love the vibe of the city. how multi-cultural we are and how creative we are. I think we do tend to be a little too passive-aggressive, but maybe that is just my European genes speaking.

BM: Organizations and/or information you'd like to share
Nune Hov: Check out the Northwest Networking Umbrella blog page to see all of the talent we have supported through our events:

 Short Term Goal:
" In production: become a successful networking event that locals can rely on to provide them with opportunities for excellence.
In design: release and sell my first line so that I can quit my other jobs and do what I love.. Publish my book! " Nune Hov

Long Term Goal:
" In Production: Become a national event that provides opportunities for excellence for all participants and allows for Seattle to become an industry in fashion where professionals can stay and depend on for professionals to get work.
In design: become a brand like McQueen and change the world of fashion by designing through companies that run on alternative energy and source materials that are organic and made from recyclables. 
Who said green fashion can't be rock and roll?

NUNE HOV Model Nune Hov
NUNE HOV Model Anya Zaytseva

"Publish my 

series That shares and supports the writings of many locals " 

- Nune Hov 

Nune Hov Model Michelle Green
How would you like to be remembered?

Nune Hov  
I want to be the next Alexander McQueen. 
But at a whole new level.

Nune Hov Model Michelle Green

Alexandria Bucephalus Beta.. 
one half of Alexandria Bucephalus 
Bucephalus Media 
to the world.. via internet
 N U N E  H O V


Friday, June 7, 2013

Photographer Samra Akhundova from Baku, Azerbaijan Speaks.. ' Beyond Words '

" My Art is to transmit all of the internal and spiritual experiences and feelings in photographs.. " Samra Akhundova

B a k u
Akhundova Samra was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, which is located, on the western coast of the Caspian Sea. Its environment possesses mud volcanoes, salt lakes, and it has a subtropical semi arid climate. It's warm and dry during the summer seasons while the winter seasons are nippy and wet.
The winds constantly blow, year round. The speed of the khazri [khazri are the cold northern winds and the gilavar are the warm southern winds] sometimes reaches 90 mph, which causes damage to homes and crops. In the summer the khazri cools the lands, but during the winter, the khazri is driven by masses of polar air that causes the coastal temperatures to fall below freezing.
Akhundova works are otherworldly. You see spectacular blends of human qualities, magnified in every way possible. You feel her winds though out.
emotional climates within Samara Akhundova's works like Baku. They are rich in depth and meaning  
' The Photographs depict the deep meaning of life, the resistance of good and evil, of spiritual strength, magic rituals, and symbols. ' Samra Akhundova

" My name is Akhundova Samra

Photographer/Artist Samra Akhundova
The meaning of Akhundova is unknown. The name is most popular in Russia. The source of the name is probably Russia or possibly Switzerland.
The meaning of Samra is ' fruit ', ' fruit/result ', ' regard/guardian ' . One of the sources said ' the language of origin is Hebrew, others linked the name to an Arabic name meaning, ' soft light, tan color '. There also was an origin in Hebrew, ' regard and guardian ' and Latin ' elm seed '. says "Samra Name Meaning Indian (Panjab): Sikh name derived from the name of a Jat tribe. Muslim: variant of Samara.

I was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan "

Baku's history dates back to the the first century AD. " Azerbaijan - Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace " - delivers interesting facts on Baku's legacy:
- The Walled City of Baku was built upon a location inhabited since the Paleolithic period. 
- There are traces of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman and Russian culture.
-The inner city, name is Icheri Sheher has preserved its 12th century defensive walls.
" Pain destroys from within " -SA
-Baku's Maiden Tower was originally on the shore of the Caspian Sea.

Bucephalus Media:
 What got you into photography?

Samra Akhundova:
" Dream to fly " -SA
 Since my childhood I was very interested in drawing and it was the main reason for my education at the Art academy.
During my study in the Art Academy I got interested in photography and within time the interest grew into a professional activity.

Bucephalus Media:
 Do you create graphics too?
Samra Akhundova:
I have a Masters in turkey so hopefully soon I will do graphics also.

Bucephalus Media:
Where do you find the models?
Samra Akhundova:
At the beginning all of my models where friends and girls whom I knew, but after I became known for my work, many people I did not know approached me to take their picture.

" Loss and Gain " -SA
Bucephalus Media:
Do you specialize work for people or musicians?
Samra Akhundova:
Mostly I would say for people.

" Losing balanced taking off " -SA
 Bucephalus Media:
What are your prices?
Samra  Akhundova:
It depends on the order, format of the photos and quantity. As for now, the prices are between 300-500 euros. 

" Mysterious Glow " -SA
Bucephalus Media:
What are your short and long term goals?

Samra Akhundova:
It is to graduate from the University, to start working in the studio as a professional photographer and organize my first exhibition of my photography work.
To work hard, participate in various contest, study and develop my skills and technique in photography in the long run to become a well known photographer, finally.

Something we, Myth-Ra Raised and Samra Akhundova combined together on. 

" Immersed in thought... " -SA

" My art is to transmit all the internal, spiritual experiences and feelings in photographs, so you feel it without words and get clean energy and emotions while looking at them. Mainly I do portraits, photos showing spiritual experiences, lostness, and all those emotions that the person experienced, not focusing attention on it. I catch these moments and create works of art that fully conveys the inner works of mankind. And all of that is connected with a person is already a work of art.
" Solution... " -SA
All the mysterious, hidden from the people is one of my favorite topics. 
The photographs depicts the deep meaning of life, the resistance of good and evil, of spiritual strength, magic rituals, and symbols. Such genre pictures make you think, the ones looking at them feels mystical auras and mysterious images, in which a person sees themselves. the deepest mystery of the universe is indeed the person themself  " Samra Akhundova

Samra Akhundova's Site

" Peace and Revelation " -SA

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Director Cyril Mahe-Niroshima Says, ' The Sky's The Limit '

" I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and 

the freedom fighter's gun 

in the other. 

Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. "

Yasser Arafat

Above is one of Cyril Mahe's favorite quotes.

Cyril Mahe was born August 31, 1977, in Thiais Val De Marne [94], France. His hometown is Villejuif, a commune in the southern suburbs of France. He graduated from Lycee Adolphe Cherioux and Jean Mace in 93'-95'. He completed the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle in 96'.
As a youth he was heavily influenced by Hip Hop but he listens to an array of music. Also, Cyril Mahe enjoys the works of artists like Michael Jackson, Stephen Marley, Millie Jackson.

" My first major success came with the rap group 2Bal 2Neg in 96' "
- Cyril Mahe

Cyril Mahe and Artist/Producer
Mobb Deep
Within a few years, came Niroshima as a lable, with a publishing deal with Sony ATV; a recording studio in Paris, where he started producing for high powered artists like KRS-1, Immortal Technique, and Paris's Greats like Sniper, Lord Kossity, and Pop Artists from France like the riveting Clara Morgane and the exceedingly talented Julie Zenatti.
Cyril Mahe-Niroshima was well respected and connected in France but he desired.. much more. In 2007 he relocated to New York.
His goal?
One of which, is to create classic films somewhere beautiful like California.
He started off as a rapper and seen success. He got into beat making and music production and seen success.

Music Videos, Events, Film
it is Niroshima Films. The music is still going on, it is his first love, but ' Elevation is a Must ' Niroshima has simply  expanded. 
videographing, editing material, directing videos and... an assortment of other services, like industry standard photographic work, original music for video productions. 
He shot the Fashion Event ' Never Give Up ' for  To-Tam Sachika, President of Sachika and 
To-Nya Sachika, Creative Director/Ceo of Sachika. 
Since 2008, when Cyril first placed a camera in his hand, he has produced over 150 videos: Directing, Videographing,  and editing them.

"I have several gold records in France as an Artist, Beat maker and Producer"

How did you connect with so many powerful contacts, being you just arrived in the United States in 2007?  
I linked up with Americans artist by meeting one person that introduced me to the next and so on...
Except for Napoleon, we met in France.  And CF was my neighbor When I lived in New Jersey.

The Beautiful
To-Tam & To-Nya 
Fashion Designers, Entrepreneurs

What sparked your interest in film and how is it different from music production?
What sparked my interest in films.. It actually was somewhat like making a beat to me, like the continuity. The same thing for the technical aspect.. The software are somewhat similar [same type of logic].
The worst critique I had was my beats had a lack of originality. I was told that my beats sounded like G-Unit or Timberland, which made sense because I like that type of stuff. 

*   *   *
- His music material like his videos are clean, but they're perfect for the underground artist desiring that single, to get mainstream sells or radio plays.

*   *   *
[He continues..]
When I make films.. my identity, my sense of humor, the cultural difference mixed with what I learned here in the U.S., really gives me some type of unique identity, I believe.

I go deeper when I make films. I explore different emotions, different types of beats. I definitely give a more intimate part of myself.

Where do you see yourself in the near future?
In the near future I see myself in NYC showcasing the few projects I am cooking right now: ' The Wallet ' and ' The Devil May Care ' I may do film festivals, music videos...

Music & Film Producer,
Director, Videographer
Niroshima Films
The Love for the craft is a given.
You got to put in the work to see success.
years later, Cyril has elevated his knowledge on film production, strengthening his worth.
years after his arrival into the United States, he has established  himself as a film producer, director, writer, videographer... And he has acquired strong ties though the years, with loyal agents, that are as ambitious as he. His efforts match his ideas, and his grit match his charm.

Cyril and Napoleon Da Legend
on site

Tell us a lil about Napoleon
Da Legend?
Napoleon has been a good friend from the start. We have known each other for almost 15 years.
We have met thanks to my cousin. He's intelligent, real. He has a tight flow and great voice.

He just released 'Awakening'

16 tracks.. featuring Sean Price, Raekwon the Chef, Spit Gemz and Minus 9

Cyril Mahe-Niroshima directed Napoleon Da Legend's latest video 
" Wise Men "
Sean P.

Napoleon Da Legend
" Wise Men "
Featuring Sean Price
from the
Boot Camp Clik

Tell us about the ' Back to Basics ' show, I really enjoyed the show?
' Back to Basics '.. was my first show. It was a big journey with a small budget. A starting point, a first step. It was a lot of fun to do!

*   *   * 
The only explamation points Cyril used was when he expressed how much he liked Napoleon Da Legends voice, and when he expressed how much fun he had making ' Back to Basics ', even though it was a big journey with a small budgets.

*   *   *

Back to Basics
Episode One
" Surprise "
See all of the episodes here on Bucephalus TV

Bucephalus Media Review 
' Back to Basics '

Cyril Mahe, To-Nya Sachika, To-Tam Sachika,
Herna Rodriguez, Carly Wise
I really enjoyed Back to Basics. It is about a brother, Michael Grant, that thought he had something good, and it was a super dud. Being the relationship type, cancer or something, he instantly searched for another. And through it all, drama, after drama... from all angles. I mean even a gay dude was upset with him because one of the girls, that was interested in him, began thinkin he was gay because he like laughing with the fellas by the water machine. She must have been a nosey ass scorpio, with her Sexy/Crazy ass. You know, looking at things too deep.
Model/Actor Bryan Winston
she sent the gay dude to him and he ended up kissing Michael at the party, out of the blue, in front of his friend.. yeah, crazy!
later on the gay dude smacks Michael on the streets, in the hood.. because He thought, they had somin goin on. The gay dude still mad man!
just light a smoke, or pop a bottle... Cyril and his associates, did the damn thing. I gave him 5 Stars. He wore a lot of hats. He directed, videographed, co-wrote and produced, for Blueshoes Films. He brought his associates like the stunning fashion designers, identical twins, To-Nya and To-Tam [SACHIKA]. They both did a great job ; Napoleon Da Legend had a nice cameo.. The lead, Bryan Winston, who played as Michael Grant.. represented! The casting directors Izreal Medina and Natasha Young did a great job!
Do not pay attention to the likes, hating is in style... His work was as ingenious as it was comical. It was well written.
After he gets the Dji Phantom, it will definitely be on.

Bucephalus Media

New York Fashion Week Show S/S 2012
Mermaid Paradise

Filmed by: Cyril Mahe, Izreal Medina, James Ayala
Edited by: Cyril Mahe 

What are your short term goals?
My short term goal is to upgrade my camera, get a Dji Phantom.

What are your long term goals?
My long term goals is to make great films, live in a place where the weather is nice like Cali, but still be in NYC often.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell the world?
What I would like tell the world.. 
So many things, but I need to get their attention first. And the rest will be said in films.




N a p o l e o n
D a 
L e g e n d


"As a film maker you have to tell the story that nobody else will say, [the] story of the past."
Cyril Mahe-Niroshima

Thursday, March 7, 2013

R&B Artist, Rapper, Writer, Model, Actress.. Lovely Monay of Lovely Monay Enterprise - Is Doing Big Things!

The Lovely Monay
' Ballin' '
Lovely Monay on set of her music Video,
" Peace Please "
 Representing  Houston, Texas to the fullest, born and raised, Lovely Monay can not be faded. She is the life of the party, whether you like it or not. Bubblier than the most bubbliest, Lovely Monay gets-hers-done like Larry the cable guy. She handles hers.. business, the stage with ease, haters shrink in the rearview mirror. Gone.. without a second glance, she rolls on, watching out for the wreckless. 
All Eyes On Lovely Monay '
Her interest for music developed at the age of 5 because her father and uncle were in a band. She would see them running around.. practicing, doing shows and from there, it was a wrap, she craved to be a star. In fact she is a star. Just because you can't see her shining doesn't mean she don't shine. 

Mult-talented Lovely Monay is very adaptable artistically and we [Bucephalus Media] have the physical evidence.

Bucephalus Media brings you the best career minded individuals, because like them we take this game seriously. Refusing to be categorized, Lovely Monay not only crosses genres but she puts her money where her mouth is.

Lovely Monay and Diego onset
"would say I am very 
versatile. I always say 
' Keep it vers'e ' 
So if you hear me say that.. 
that means versatile. 
I can go either way: hood, classy it doesn't matter. 

I adapt to any situation I Am in. "
- Lovely Monay
[Beyond words]
Her works are full of color and imagination. And it cost to be the boss, so support would be a solid investment. Let's venture into her modeling work. The camera loves her, she is very photogenic, career minded and very professional. She surrounds herself with the best: people and objects, to bring her supporters quality work, whether it be modeling, music or acting.. best believe, she puts her heart into her work.
Lovely Monay is ahead
of the game

Bucephalus Media is proud to have  Lovely Monay's work in our collection.
Lets Work!  
She brings the Heat!

Lovely Monay is a workaholic and she loves her calling [being an artist]. It is beyond a dream. It is an investment. Her dream is her reality. She has beautiful facial features and an amazing body to match, that she moves eloquently. She has the ability to sell fashion, cosmetics: hair and make up, jewelry and accessories, with ease. 

She is fully capable of a multitude of looks, from the dark and mysterious to the rich and sexy. She is an actress so she can perform commercials as well. It's obvious that the camera loves her, but the video camera loves her just the same. Having professional music videos under her belt Lovely Monay exudes pure confidence, and the behind the scene videos, whether it be the photography or the music video shows that she is well qualified for any creative leadership role. Her down to earth positive nature brings the best out of everyone involved in her projects. She shares the spot-light with the make-up artist, hair stylist, photographer, videographer... She is a BOSS.

Behind the Scenes of Lovely Monay's Photo Shoot

Behind the scene of Lovely Monay's Music Video

"I am just a chick that loves music and has a big heart"
                                                                                   - Lovely Monay

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"Leave the past in the past. Don't run from it, learn from it and erase all Dream-Killers out of your life."
                                                                                - Lovely Monay